The Matchmaker's List

Author(s): Sonya Lalli
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100139682
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525641339
Narrator/s: Soneela Nankani
Publisher: Books on Tape
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One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it. Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina's side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tight-knit Indian-immigrant community, but now she's ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? Besides, what Nani doesn't know won't hurt her... As Raina's life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged-marriage trap without shattering her beloved grandmother's dreams.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Sonya Lalli
Product Number EB00725176
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9780451490957

Professional reviews

"Narrator Soneela Nankani builds from a slow start in this textured story of Indian-Canadian matchmaking in Toronto. Raina Anand, who is nearly 30, submits to her grandmother Nani's matchmaking efforts until she finally rebels, taking the drastic step of pretending to be gay. In the first half of the story, Nankani's pacing is slow, and Raina and Nani's dating comments aren't formatted for audio clarity. Nankani also sounds consistently worried. This anxious foreshadowing never materializes into a plot development. However, her narration perfectly represents the accents of the characters and is clear and smooth. This professionalism moves the story along until Raina's repressed feelings emerge and energize the story. As Raina discovers her path, Nankani's narration becomes more appealing, and the final result is layered intergenerational chick-lit. C.A. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"